There is a distinct ‘outdoorsy’ feel to our forthcoming activities as they are all exactly that – not a zoom in sight. Zooms will be back in the autumn for big-speaker events, along with the start of our autumn/winter HYBRP working party projects, but meanwhile here’s a ‘summer in the city’ programme for members of the City Branch and Friends of Bartonsham Meadows (FoBM) to enjoy.
If you fancy a spot of Balsam bashing (they pull up easily so just bring gardening gloves and stout shoes) Friends of Bartonsham Meadows (FoBM) are looking for volunteers on Sunday 20th June at 2pm to help eradicate the balsam along the footpath between the Sewage Works and river Wye which is taking over this popular route.
For more details and to register your free spot, head to this link
Summer butterfly safari: For all you butterfly lovers, a double treat on Sunday June 27th.
Anne Cottringer reports ‘We have probably all seen a Red Admiral butterfly, but have you seen a White Admiral? With its characteristic gliding flight and striking bands of white across its brown/black upper wing, it isn’t in fact, white at all. For a chance to see this stunning butterfly, join Martyn Davies, local butterfly expert, for a guided butterfly hunt at Joan’s Hill Farm on the edge of Haugh Wood.
Meet at 10:30 Sunday June 27 at Haugh Wood Car Park. The walk to Reserve is about ¾ mile. This event is not aimed at children and numbers limited to 20.
To book a place Click Here
Later the same day at 2pm, the hunt moves to the south wood to look for Hairstreaks, Speckled Wood, Silver Washed Fritillary, Wood white, and Large Skippers – just some of the many butterflies that you may see flitting along the edges of the rides on south side of Haugh Wood on our butterfly safari – and the prize might be a sighting of the White Letter Hairstreak. It will be led again by Martyn Davies, who has written a definitive study of the Haugh Wood White Letter Hairstreak. 2 pm Sunday June 27, Haugh Wood Car Park
Numbers again limited to 20 so to book Click Here